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France’s Macron says Assad removal no longer necessary

Posted by seumasach on June 24, 2017

A refreshing does of realism from Europe since, of course, the removal of Assad is no longer within the West’s powers anyway.

Press TV

21st June, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron said his country no longer deems the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a precondition for resolving the conflict in the Arab country.

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Britain could join US in Syria air strikes against Assad without parliamentary approval, Boris Johnson says

Posted by seumasach on April 19, 2017

Still revelling in the glory of having been informed in advance of Trump’s airstrikes on Syria, the British leadership, characteristically, is placing it’s most fervent hopes on further military action against the man who stands between stability and the descent of Syria into the kind of chaos we engendered in Libya. I don’t know- they are simply incorrigible! We must hope that Trump turns out to be a disappointment to them for all his bluff and bluster.

Independent

18th April, 2017

Boris Johnson has said Britain could join US air strikes against the “monster” Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, despite a previous vote against intervention.

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Corbyn speaks out on Trump’s overnight blitz

Posted by seumasach on April 7, 2017

Labour List

7th April, 2017

This is the full statement published by Jeremy Corbyn in response to US air strikes on a Syrian air base in the early hours of this morning.

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Women, children refugees in Europe ‘starting to go missing’

Posted by seumasach on February 2, 2017

Sputnik

1st February, 2017

At least 1,500 human trafficking cases have been registered in Syria in the past year, according to the country’s Interior Ministry. Refugees who arrive in Europe are far from safe and they too fall victims to trafficking. Sputnik spoke about this with reporter Poppy Damon from The International Women’s Initiative in an interview.

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Lavrov warns West will have to pay dearly for stoking revolutions in Middle East

Posted by seumasach on January 30, 2017

TASS

25th January, 2017

MOSCOW, January 25. /TASS/. The West will have to pay dearly for violent regime change and the instigation of revolutions in the Middle East that have plunged the region into chaos, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.

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Liberation of Aleppo represents US’s most serious setback in 15 years

Posted by seumasach on December 22, 2016

Tim Anderson

Khamenei

21st December, 2016

In late 2016, at the cost of many young lives, Syrian forces took back the eastern part of the city of Aleppo, occupied by NATO and Saudi backed terrorists for more than four years.

The liberation of Aleppo, Syria’s second city and an ancient marvel, represents the most serious setback for the 15-year long Washington-led aggression on the entire region. An effective re-colonization of the region has stretched from Afghanistan to Libya, under a range of false pretexts. Invasions and proxy wars have been backed by economic sanctions and wild propaganda.

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Peace in Syria – it’s the last thing the US wants

Posted by seumasach on December 14, 2016

Neil Clark

RT

12th December, 2016

Last week US President Obama waived military aid restrictions for “foreign forces” and others in Syria. When hopes were raised for an end to the Syrian conflict following the recapture of most of eastern Aleppo, the US is pouring more petrol on the fire.

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What would an ‘America First’ foreign policy look like?

Posted by seumasach on December 3, 2016

Justin Raimundo

antiwar.com

23rd November, 2016

As Donald Trump takes the reins and we all prepare for the next four years, the need to translate rhetoric into reality comes to the fore. Trump spent the campaign repeating a phrase that horrified the elites – especially the foreign policy Establishment – even adopting it as his official campaign theme: “America first.”

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Battle of Aleppo is end of history in the Middle East

Posted by seumasach on October 5, 2016

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

5th October, 2016

Russia’s possible victory in Syria will mark the end of western hegemony over the Middle East, and historians are bound to single it out as the defining foreign-policy legacy of Obama’s presidency.

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Refusing diplomacy on Syria may result in full-scale war

Posted by seumasach on October 3, 2016

TASS

2nd October, 2016

MOSCOW, October 2. /TASS/. The refusal of a diplomatic settlement in Syria may result in a full-scale war which will lead to “tectonic shifts” in the whole region, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in the “Right To Know” program on TVTs channel.

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US-Russian deal: ‘DoD openly saying It may or may not obey Obama’

Posted by seumasach on September 26, 2016

Sputnik

It is a little hard to believe that the US Air Force’s attack on the Syrian Arab Army was a mere accident, Professor Stephen F. Cohen noted, warning the US party of war, which is adamantly opposed to any cooperation with Russia, is growing more and more influential in Washington.

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